What is Scratch?

Scratch is a programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art -- and share your creations on the web.

As young people create and share Scratch projects, they learn important mathematical and computational ideas, while also learning to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively.  It has been developed by MIT University and comes with many resources built in.  Including backgrounds, characters, and sounds.  The students can easily add their own characters using a simple drawing interface.  You can easily record your own sounds and add your own music.

During the workshop, you will be introduced to a range of other coding apps including Tynker, Beebots, Hopscotch and Scratch Jr.

Skills to be Developed

  • Introduction to the basic elements of scratch interface
  • Controlling our characters
  • Adding Backgrounds
  • Adding Characters
  • Creating your own characters
  • Adding Music and sound